<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:17:44 -0700 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:17:44 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Little Bulldog Scares Away Bears]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:55:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bulldog_Chases_Bears_Away_1200x675_538106435917.jpg
Dogs are loyal pets. This statement rings true for a 20-pound French bulldog when a surveillance video caught the pup chasing away two bears from his owner's property Friday, police said. In one of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Life in SF More Expensive During Gold Rush Than Today]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:43:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GoldPanningGeneric_0608.jpg
San Francisco’s tech boom may be the cause of rising rents in the city, but apparently, it’s nothing compared to the cost of living in California during the Gold Rush.

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<![CDATA[Guests Billed For Not Showing up to Wedding]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:23:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/baker_jessica.jpg
Jessica Baker got a bill for $79.50 after she and her husband had to skip out on a friend's wedding, NBC affiliate KARE reported. The night of the wedding, Baker got a call from her mom. "She called at...

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<![CDATA[Bees Swarm Sheriff's Patrol Car]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:18:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bees6.jpg
A semi-truck hauling honey bees overturned Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma. The truck's trailer broke open, dumping millions of bees and their bee hive boxes onto Interstate 35 in Pauls Valley. A sheriff's...

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<![CDATA[Deputies Catch 2 Men Who Ran From Van Stuffed With Pot Plants]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:01:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/KCRAVANPOT.PNG
Two men who were fleeing from a van stuffed with pot plants in Sutter County, California, didn’t get too far.

Photo Credit: KCRA]]>
<![CDATA[SF Newcomer Dodges Escalating Rents in Sailboat]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:51:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/0929water.jpg
Sarah Carter has figured out how to thwart astronomical San Francisco rents by purchasing a sailboat as a home.

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<![CDATA[250 Cats Compete in Beauty Contest]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:33:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/AP_400653531234-cats.jpg
In Bucharest, Romania, more than 250 cats -- including cats of the Sphynx, Russian Blue and Devon Rex varieties -- competed in the international cat beauty show.

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<![CDATA[Why You're More Likely to Die Duck-Facing Than Swimming]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:06:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480270988SHARKSELFIE92315.jpg
If you thought selfies were safe, think again. You’re more likely to die snapping a selfie than in a shark attack, according to an analysis by Mashable. So far this year, eight people have died as a result...

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<![CDATA[StreetWars Water Gun Assassination Tournament Comes to Bay Area]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:19:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/streetwars.jpg
StreetWars, described by organizers as a water gun assassination tournament, is coming to the city between Sept. 27 and Oct. 24. Its Facebook page had picked up 3,869 as of Wednesday evening.

Photo Credit: StreetWars San Francisco]]>
<![CDATA[Presidential Candidates Age in Portrait Simulation]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:36:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/presidential-candidates-aged-SPLITSCREEN.jpg
It is said that presidents age faster during while serving in the White House. In this simulation, a communications company generated the aging of 2016 presidential candidates if they served two...

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<![CDATA[SF "Mummy House" Sells for 500K Over Asking]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:38:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/mummyhouse.jpg
A San Francisco residence colloquially known as the "Mummy House" sold for $1.56 million.

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<![CDATA[Bird Smashes Into Plane Windshield]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:15:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Plane-With-Damaged-Window-L.jpg
A plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Monday evening after a bird struck its windshield, officials said. American Airlines Flight 1889, which departed from Charlotte,...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: 'Pizza Rat' in NYC Subway]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 06:22:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/subway+pizza+rat.jpg
Video showing a rat lugging a giant slice of pizza down a staircase at a Manhattan subway stop appears to be resonating with an audience of fascinated New Yorkers as #pizzarat trends on social media. The...
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<![CDATA[California Man Returns Domino’s Delivery Box Full of Cash, Gets Free Pizza for a Year]]> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:47:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/3362000_Dominos-generic.jpg
What happens when you order Domino’s Pizza and instead of wings get cash? That’s the question Mike Vegas (jokingly) asked his friends on Facebook over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Oscar Mayer Debuts Bacon-Lover's Dating App]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 05:38:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/sizzle-1.jpg
The Sizzl app allows users to upload a photo and set their personal bacon preference (do you like it crispy?). It's free to download for iOS devices and offers some features, including, profiles of fellow bacon...
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<![CDATA[Philly Priest Builds Elaborate Lego Replica of Vatican]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 05:40:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PriestLegos.jpg
A model of the Vatican built entirely out of Legos is now on display at The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia's science museum. It took the Rev. Bob Simon 10 months and half-a-million Legos to create the...]]>
<![CDATA[Confused Deer Leaps Through Hotel Glass Window]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:14:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/deer-window.jpg
Surveillance cameras captured a deer crashing through a window and running down the hallways of a hotel in Nebraska.]]>
<![CDATA[South Florida Campus Warned About Serial Foot-Sniffer in Library ]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:54:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/091415+fiu+foot+fetish+suspect.jpg
A South Florida college campus is on high alert, as a serial foot-sniffer is on the prowl. The Florida International University Police Department said a man has been crawling underneath tables at the FIU...

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<![CDATA[Cliff Collapses During Pool Time]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:42:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bluffcollapse-091115_5.jpg
As San Diego Fire-Rescue officials investigated a bluff collapse in La Jolla Friday several people watched the activity while floating in a backyard pool in California. San Diego Lifeguards had the beach...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Sells Artwork Made by Animals to Raise Money for Conservation]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:02:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ParrotBrock-sm.jpg
The Oakland Zoo is raising money for conservation by auctioning artwork created by giraffes, bats, elephants and other resident animals. Thirty-two works of art by more than 20 species are on auction on eBay.

Photo Credit: The Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Photo of Bright Blue Pig Shot at Morgan Hill Ranch Goes Viral]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 23:02:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/wildboar.PNG
A photo of a pig with mysterious blue fat under its skin has received more than a million views on Imgur, with more than a thousand people weighing in about what could have caused the odd color.

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<![CDATA[Python Bites Into Bug Museum Employee and Won't Let Go]]> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:02:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_snake_1500x845.jpg
A 10-foot-long Burmese python bites onto a keeper's leg and won't let go.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Ice Cream Sundae Costs Cool $3K]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:51:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/threetwins3ksundae.jpg
Three Twins' “The World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae” costs $3,333.33 and comes with an optional cellist.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Three Twins Ice Cream]]>
<![CDATA[French Castles Cheaper to Rent Than SF Apartments]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:10:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/zumpercastle3.jpg
Renters can move into a castle in France for the same amount of money it costs to lease a studio in San Francisco's Lower Haight.

Photo Credit: Zumper]]>
<![CDATA[Anti-CA Stickers Appear on Signs of OR Homes]]> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:40:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/home+for+sale1.JPG
Stickers of California with a line through it have popped up on signs advertising Oregon homes for sale.

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<![CDATA[Sarandon Honors Timothy Leary at Burning Man]]> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 04:17:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-susan-sarandon.jpg
Susan Sarandon brought the ashes of her late friend Timothy Leary to Burning Man and honored him with a tribute procession.

<![CDATA[This Pup Makes Riding a Mechanical Bull Look Easy]]> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 11:49:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/NC_bullridingdog0904.jpg
Hailey, a mechanical bull-riding cattle dog, is winning fans at the Montana State Fair.]]>
<![CDATA[Fight to Claim 'Chip' the Bay Bridge Chicken]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:20:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CHICKENBAYBRIDGE.jpg
About half a dozen people are squawking that they own the chicken who was trying to cross the road, er, the Bay Bridge, this week.

Photo Credit: Jeff Chu]]>
<![CDATA[Death of SF Hipsters? Article Crashes 48 Hills Website]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:49:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/markeanddragqueen.jpg
An article declaring the death of hipsters in San Francisco managed to crash local website 48 Hills.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marke Bieschke]]>
<![CDATA[Chicken, Goose Slow Down Bay Area Commutes]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:50:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/chickenmainpic.PNG
A chicken and goose on two Bay Area freeways created minor slowdowns Wednesday morning for early morning commuters.
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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Piñatas Take Over the Mission]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:02:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump-GettyImages-485601348_master.jpg
At least three kinds of Donald Trump piñatas are for sale in San Francisco's Mission District.

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<![CDATA[Football Fields Melting at Five LAUSD High Schools]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:31:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/artificialturf.jpg
All-weather synthetic turf that makes up football fields at five Los Angeles Unified School District schools is melting under extreme heat.

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<![CDATA[Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone ]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:09:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/wind+turbines0507.jpg
A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

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<![CDATA[Mexican Superhero 'Peatonito' Helping to Keep Streets Safe]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:54:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012918350_1200x675_515219523835.jpg
One of the largest streets in the world has its own caped crusader.]]>
<![CDATA[First Look at 'Burning Man: The Musical' ]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:40:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burner-musical.jpg
"Burning Man: The Musical" will one day be a full-length film feature, but the first five irreverent minutes are available to watch now.

Photo Credit: Matt Werner
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